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Category: FBAR

How to File an FBAR for Previous Tax Years

  You have three major option for filing Foreign Bank Account Reports (FBARs) for previous tax years. The best option for you will depend on the specific facts of your case, such as: Whether you failed to report foreign income during the tax years in question. Whether your failure to file was willful or non-willful…. Read more »

How to Avoid Tax Problems When Moving Overseas

If you move overseas to retire or for other reasons, you’ll still need to stay on top of your U.S. tax obligations. That’s because the United States uses a citizenship-based taxation regime, unlike some other countries that tax income based on where it’s earned or where you live. Be aware of the following tax issues… Read more »

Criminal Investigations and Penalties for IRS Offshore Disclosure

IRS criminal investigations

According to the IRS, the US loses several billions of dollars every year as a consequence of individuals who either hide or fail to report their offshore revenue or foreign earnings. Offshore tax fraud or tax evasion is a crime if it is determined to have been committed willfully and one can face certain penalties… Read more »

Foreign Asset Reporting Requirements

FARB reporting

Understanding Foreign Asset Reporting US tax code can be very confusing. This is especially true when it comes to reporting foreign assets. The IRS has a number of complex regulations regarding foreign assets and how they are reported, any of which can cause headaches for those filing. To give you some insight into the FBAR… Read more »

Understanding FBAR Penalties

What are FBAR Penalties

What is FBAR? The FBAR, or foreign bank account report, is required of any US citizen, residency card holder, or US tax resident who has foreign account balances over $10,000 USD at any time during the year. With regards to the FBAR, a “US tax resident” is someone physically present in the United States for… Read more »

Sentencing Guidelines for a Taxpayer Charged with FBAR Violations

FBAR

Do you have Foreign Income? In case you have foreign income or assets, you might be under an obligation to file a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) disclosing your assets and income to the IRS. The FBAR filing requirements specifically apply to US taxpayers with financial interest in, or signature authority over… Read more »